MASTER LIST OF COMPOSERS

Below is a list of composers currently represented on this Web site. Clicking on a composer's name will bring up a list of madrigals available to be downloaded. Three downloads are available for each madrigal: Score (in PDF format), MIDI (.mid) and Text/Translation (also in PDF).

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Aleotti, Vittoria
Arcadelt, Jacques (Giaches)
Artusini, Antonio
Bellasio, Paolo
Bertani, Lelio
Caletti, Giovanni Battista
Califano, Giovanni Battista
Capilupi, Gemignano
Casentini, Marsilio
Cavaccio, Giovanni
Cifra, Antonio
Costa, Gasparo
Croce, Giovanni
D'India, Sigismondo
Dalla Casa, Girolamo
Del Mel, Rinaldo
Dentice, Fabrizio
Falcone, Achille
Felis, Stefano
Florio, Giorgio
Freddi, Amadio
Gabrieli, Giovanni
Gagliano, Marco da
Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo
Gastoldi, Quarto libro (1602) (complete)
Ghizzolo, Giovanni
Giovanelli, Ruggiero
Guami, Francesco
Guerini, Pietro Francesco
Ingegneri, MarcAntonio
Isnardi, Paolo
Leoni, Leone
Mancini, Curzio
Marenzio, Luca
Masnelli, Paolo
Massaino, Quarto libro (1594) (complete)
Massaino, Tiburzio
Mezzogorri, Giovanni Nicolò
Monteverdi, Claudio
Mosto, Giovanni Battista
Nodari, Giovanni Paolo, Madrigali a 5 (complete)
Pallavicino, Benedetto
Rognoni Taeggio, Francesco
Rore, Cipriano (De)
Rossetti, Stefano
Rossi, Salamone
Ruffolo, Lucrezio
Sabino, Ippolito
Stabile, Annibale
Taroni, Antonio
Tomasi, Biagio
Tresti, Flaminio
Usper (Spongia), Francesco
Various (from Dolci Affetti, 1582)
Various (from Trionfo di Musica, 1579)
Vecchi, Orazio
Verdonck, Cornelius
Wert, Giaches de
Wert, Il Decimo libro (1591) (complete)
Wert, Ottavo libro (1586) (complete)
Zanchi, Liberale
Zanotti, Camillo
Zoilo, Annibale

Vecchi, Orazio

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Title and DescriptionScoreMidiTranslation
Dice la mia bellissima Licori (SS A/T TB)
A cleverly executed setting of the text that provided the model for Wilbye's "Thus saith my Cloris bright."
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Il bianco e dolce cigno (SSATB)
Vecchi paraphrases Arcadelt's setting of the opening line, then diverges in a way that seems to be saying, Look how far the madrigal has come in 50 years. (Vecchi's setting was also Englished as "The white delightful swan sweet singing dieth.")
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Cara mia Dafne, addio (SS A/T TB)
A pastoral morning-after: Tirsi takes his leave of the nymph Dafne at daybreak. See also the setting by Bertani.
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Chi vi mira Renea (SSATB)
A madrigal in praise of an exceptionally beautiful woman.
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Tremolavan le frondi (prima parte of 3) (SSATB) *NEW*
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Vecchi did not set Guarini's erotic text "Tirsi morir volea"; however, this madrigal in three sections serves much the same purpose -- with the addition of warbling birds and other naturalistic description. (Vecchi was given to parody; perhaps the piece is intended to be tongue-in-cheek.) Versions transposed down a fourth and a fifth are also available. See also the settings of "Tirsi morir volea" by Marenzio, Pallavicino, Tomasi, Wert et al.
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Quando ecco il mio bel sole (seconda parte) (SSATB)
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Ond' allor io languendo (terza parte) (SSATB)
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Il cocodrillo geme (SATB)
Although not, strictly speaking, a madrigal, but rather a strophic canzonetta, this piece by Vecchi combines expressive writing with a sly sense of humor. In the original, only the first of the three stanzas was underlaid to the notes; here the third stanza has been left to the singers’ discretion.
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Ahi, se si grida 'al foco' (SSATB) *NEW*
A clever setting of a melodramatic text in which the protagonist compares his raging passion to an out-of-control conflagration. The text might have provided the inspiration for Thomas Morley's canzonet "Fire, fire." See also the setting by Francesco Guami.
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